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Fall Tips for Troublesome Fowl

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Fall is in full swing and the geese have been on the move since the end of July. They are typically in large flocks this time of year. Winter is just around the corner and there are some things we highly recommend. If you have fountains or bubblers in your ponds and you want to keep the geese away, you should shut them down and allow your ponds to freeze over. As the smaller ponds start to freeze, the geese will look for open water. If you keep your bubblers and fountains on, that can attract the geese during the winter months.

The migratory geese will start to work their way through the area in late November. They will be in larger flocks and stay for a short period of time. However, during this time, they can certainly leave quite a mess as they deposit 1.5 to 2 pounds of droppings per goose per day.

If you are having a problem with large numbers of geese around your ponds in the winter, call us. It generally does not take longer than a couple of weeks or so to move them out. They look for open water for safety and preening.

Now is also the perfect time to start thinking about service for the spring nesting season. It is never too early to start planning for this. The geese start pairing up in February and will look for their nesting sites in March. We highly recommend that our customers be on service no later than March 1 before the geese become too entrenched on your property. If you need information and a quote please give us a call. We are more than happy to come out and meet with you.